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Vital for Greece to keep up reforms to secure debt market access - IMF

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ATHENS The IMF told Greece on Wednesday that it was critical to keep up its drive on reforms in order to successfully conclude its bailout programme and regain access to debt markets.

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Greece prepares for end of bailout era with comeback bond 25 Jul 2017

LONDON/ATHENS (Reuters/IFR) - Greece successfully sold debt to private investors for the first time in three years on Tuesday, making a significant first step towards financial independence when its third international bailout ends next year. | Video

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Greece on right reform path, but needs to keep 'pedalling' - Moscovici 25 Jul 2017

ATHENS Europe's economics commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, said on Tuesday he was confident Greece was "turning a page" from economic crisis and would successfully conclude a bailout programme which expires in Aug. 2018.

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"Let's get the hell out of here" - quake off Greece and Turkey kills two 21 Jul 2017

KOS, Greece/ANKARA A powerful earthquake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, sending tourists fleeing into the streets, and causing disruption in the nearby Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum. | Video

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How EU reckons Greece can make a successful return to markets 18 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS Greece's imminent return to markets will be a step towards a successful exit from its euro zone-funded bailout programme, but it will not be an overnight change.

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EU Commission says Greece public finances back in order 12 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS Greece's fiscal position has improved and the European Union should end disciplinary procedures against it over its excessive deficit, the EU commission said on Wednesday, paving the way for the country to return to international bond markets.

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ESM urges Greece to ready market borrowing strategy 10 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS Greece should develop a strategy for its return to market borrowing and raise private finance before its euro zone bailout programme ends in a year's time, the head of the European Stability Mechanism said on Monday.

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'We were so close,' says diplomat as another Cyprus reunification bid flops 07 Jul 2017

ATHENS The best chance in generations to end the partition of Cyprus collapsed in acrimony early on Friday, throwing the prospect of any reunification between Greek and Turkish Cypriots into disarray.

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ESM to release 8.5 billion euro tranche of Greece bailout 07 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS The European Stability Mechanism approved the release of a third tranche of bailout funds to Greece worth 8.5 billion euros (7.51 billion pounds) on Friday, the ESM said in a statement.

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Euro zone set to OK release of loans to Greece this week - EU official 06 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS Eurozone creditors are set to give their final go-ahead to the release of loans to Greece on Friday under a political agreement reached in June, a euro zone official said on Thursday.